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www.RussianFlora.com is becoming Eastern Europe’s top florist!

Arlington , MA, USA (February, 25 2011) — With many Internet companies in full swing, a number of customers long for the “service with a smile” that seems to have been forgotten. One company is combining the ease of Internet sales with old-fashioned, personal customer care — www.RussianFlora.com. The company today announced its A+ ranking with the Better Business Bureau – no small feat for a company that delivers gorgeous bouquets to hundreds of cities, towns, and remote areas in Russia, CIS, and Eastern Europe.

In order to achieve an A+ ranking with the BBB, a company must prove its dedication to honorable business practices, quality customer service, and effective complaint resolution. With only two minor complaints in three years – both quickly resolved and closed – no complaints over the past twelve months, and over 50 positive testimonials from happy customers, www.RussianFlora.com definitely foots the bill.

Look at what satisfied customers are saying about their experiences with www.RussianFlora.com:

“The order was delivered in perfect time and the items received were really much better than they can appear in pictures. I appreciated a lot this service: it’s really difficult to send flowers to former soviet countries from west Europe. Moreover, the customer care is really great and they answered to my mails almost in real time!”

“This company was easy to work with, and provided a lot of necessary resources that others don’t by means of payment methods and security. By being located in the U.S. and having a U.S. staff, this makes ordering in English easy…they have support available over the phone through local and toll-free numbers in several countries, and have chat-based support, which I utilized twice…The company also offers a wide variety of options for purchase, and provides convenient status updates via e-mail and status on their website. Customer Support and accessibility is one of the most important things these days, and this company excels far beyond many others in this respect. Not only were they accessible, but very friendly and prompt. This company was a pleasure to do business with and I’d be glad to do business with them again.”

Thanks to www.RussianFlora.com‘s dedication to service and quality, customers all over Eastern Europe now have a company they can trust when it comes to delivering stunning floral arrangements and romantic gifts anywhere in Eastern Europe.

www.RussianFlora.com is a full-service florist serving Internet customers in Russia and CIS since 2002. A BBB Accredited business since 2009, the company now has a very honorable A+ rank. For more reviews visit RussianFlora.com’s BBB profile and www.RussianFlora.com for the best possible service!

Russia’s own world-renowned gift-giving experts RussianFlora.com announces its newest catalog overflowing with gorgeous flowers, delectable gourmet treats, and memorable gifts sure to melt her heart on Women’s Day.

Release News – March 1, 2010RussianFlora.com, the experts in flower and gift delivery throughout the Former Soviet Union, today announced the launch of an expanded online catalog full of stunning flower arrangements, decadent chocolates, delicious wines, and unforgettable gift baskets just in time to commemorate Women’s Day, the time-honored Russian holiday.

Celebrated on the 8th of March, Women’s Day stands out as one of the most romantic, effusive, and love-filled holidays of the year. Similar to a combination of Valentine’s Day and Mother’s day, Women’s Day is the perfect day to celebrate the wisdom, beauty, patience, and unconditional love of the special women in your life – mothers, wives, girlfriends, daughters, and even colleagues – by showering them with attention, admiration, praise, and – of course – presents. This year, RussianFlora.com is making it easy for spouses, sons, fathers, friends, and business owners to follow tradition and bestow heartwarming gift baskets for Women’s Day upon their special ladies.

Women’s Day celebrations date back to the ancient Romans who honored women with a similar holiday. Once each year matrons (free-born married women) received presents from their husbands and enjoyed their love and attention. Female slaves were given gifts as well and were allowed to have a day off. The women would dress in their best attire, adorn their hair with fragrant flowers, and visit the temple of the goddess Vesta, the beautiful – and wise – guardian of the hearth and home.

“The Roman Empire has fallen and many years have passed, but the fire of Vesta’s hearth still burns in Russia where the tradition of honoring women on the March 8th is still very much alive,” says Dimitriy Pereg, Chief Flower Officer at RussianFlora.com. “In Russia, there’s no better way to shower your precious lady with love, thank her for everything she does, and orchestrate an enchanted evening than to present her with gorgeous flowers and gifts from RussianFlora.com for Women’s day.”

At RussianFlora.com customers can opt to follow tradition by sending red tulips that represent the renewal of spring, the strength of friendship, and the power of love. Another common choice for Women’s Day is the bright yellow mimosa which stands for vitality, joy, wisdom, and warmth. But don’t let tradition tie you down this Women’s Day; any spring flowers that will catch her eye will do for a Women’s Day Bouquet to Russia, and at RussianFlora.com you can combine flowers and build the perfect bouquet or romantic basket.

Don’t forget that flowers only complement your Women’s Day gift to Russia. Along with plenty of positive compliments it is customary to give delicious chocolates, adorable plush toys, and striking gift baskets with women’s favorite items such as sweets, perfumes, cosmetics, and gourmet treats. Men: No matter what you want to send your beloved this Women’s Day, RussianFlora.com has the perfect gift for March 8th. You’ll find a huge variety of holiday gift baskets for family members and business associates that are sure to warm any heart and titillate any tastes. Some men struggle with finding the perfect gift for a woman, but they don’t have to worry when they order a fabulous gift basket from RussianFlora.com because hardly any woman can resist a gift of succulent fruits, high-quality gourmet treats, mouthwatering chocolates, delicious wine, and lovely flowers.

Women’s Day Gift Baskets from RussianFlora.com are specially designed to show your passion, gratitude, friendship, and love with elegance, beauty, and unmatched quality not only this Women’s Day, but also on any romantic occasion. You can order Women’s Day flowers and Women’s Day gifts to make this Women’s Day the best she’s ever had.

About RussianFlora.com

RussianFlora.com is a BBB accredited company based in the Former Soviet Union that specializes in delivering superior quality gifts to Russia and all over the world. By maintaining professional relationships with established, local florists and gift delivery companies in each region, RussianFlora.com has become renowned for its incredible selection of fresh, beautiful flowers and stunning romantic gifts as well as its ability to guarantee delivery in Russia within 48 hours, and its dedication to providing high-quality customer service. Learn more about the company at www.RussianFlora.com.

CAMBRIDGE, MA, March 29, 2009—Flowers and gifts are sent to celebrate special occasions and bring joy to their recipients. Often the sender does not know how the recipient feels about a gift delivery until a phone call can connect the two. Considering the fact that many gifts are delivered internationally, where time zones are completely different, the gift-giving process can feel quite drawn-out. Russian Flora identified this problem and developed an innovative solution: gift givers can now receive a digital video via email of their loved one receiving the delivery, bringing the gift giving experience full circle.

Play Sample Video of Flower Delivery to Moscow

Digital video services can be added to any order available from RussianFlora.com. Sample gifts include roses, assorted flower baskets and bouquets, gift baskets, gourmet gifts, balloons, and party cakes. Currently, the digital video service is available for $12.95 USD in the major eastern European cities of Moscow, St. Petersburg, Belgorod, Kazan, Krasnodar, Vladivostok, Kiev, Odessa, Kharkov, Melitopol, Mariupol, Minsk and other large cities. The company plans to add additional cities in the near future.

When the sender opens the email from Russian Flora, he or she is able to view a video, up to 30 seconds in length, of the receipt during the delivery. Often the recipient will take the opportunity to thank the sender and show him or her the gift. Not only does this service give the sender a concrete, emotional keepsake, but it also allows the sender to see the delivered product to ensure it is of high quality.

The company’s main client base is comprised of Russians living in the U.S. as well as Americans, western Europeans and other international individuals who purchase gift baskets and flowers for loved ones in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). Because great distances often separate the sender and the recipient, a digital video can act to bridge the distance between the two. “When sending flowers to Russia, our clients find that receiving a video really captures a special moment and creates a lasting, emotional memento,” says David Skol, founder and CEO of Russian Flora.

View Sample Video of Flower Delivery to Nikolaev, Ukraine

Russian Flora’s billing policy for digital video services takes into consideration that at times the recipient will decline to be video taped: the gift sender is not charged for the video service at the time of placing the order, rather the billing occurs within 24 hours after flower delivery to Russia is completed.

Thus far, the digital video service has seen an overwhelming success. Approximately 72% of gift givers have elected to use digital video services or digital picture services offered through RussianFlora.com since their implementation.

See more video samples on YouTube and examples on Russian Flora website.

About Russian Flora:

Russian Flora specializes in high-quality, affordable gift and flower delivery to Russia, CIS and Eastern Europe. The company works directly with established, local Russian florists to offer deliveries within 24-48 hours of submitted orders. After the founder and owner David Skol experienced firsthand that many of the existing delivery services to Russia provided either low-quality or over-priced flowers and gifts, he decided to provide a U.S.-based service that would provide the type of service he believed was lacking. Learn more at www.RussianFlora.com.

Contact Information

David Skol

Director of Marketing

RussianFlora.com

+1-888-294-9941

pr@russianflora.com

We’re wishing you a Christmas
Full of laughter, love and light,
With delicious holiday foods
To excite your appetite.

We’re hoping you receive
Delightful gifts to make you smile,
With family and friends
To love you all the while.

We wish you a Merry Christmas;
May your Christmas dreams come true,
And when Christmas is over,
Happy New Year, too!

If you are sending gifts to Russia or flowers to Russia this holiday season, then there are certain customs you should know before you arrange a delivery. Most notably, much of the nation celebrates the winter holidays in January. While most Americans celebrate Christmas at the end of December, many Russians observe Russian Christmas on January 7th, and practically every Russian celebrates the New Year in grand style.

Because the Russian Orthodox Church uses the Julian calendar to determine religious holidays, some Russians celebrate Christmas on January 7th. December 25th celebrations are commonly referred to the Catholic Christmas holiday (even though many protestants celebrate on this day as well). Knowing which time period your recipient celebrates can help you time your gift delivery to Russia correctly. However, a time of universal celebration is New Year. It is actually the more widely and extravagantly celebrated holiday. Therefore, a great alternative to sending a Christmas gift to Russia is to send a general holiday gift or a “New Year gift” that can be used to celebrate the New Year.

When Russia was a part of the Soviet Union, Christmas was not widely or openly celebrated. As a result, New Years celebrations became much larger and came to include gift exchanges and New Years trees. However, after the fall of Soviet Union, Christmas began to be openly celebrated again. Even today many Russians refer to their trees as New Years trees and their gifts as New Years gifts.

On Christmas the family gathers around the table to honor the coming Christ Child. A white tablecloth is used to symbolize Christ’s swaddling clothes and hay is displayed as a reminder of the poverty of the place where Jesus was born. A tall white candle is placed in the center of the Table, to symbolize Christ – the “Light of the World.” A large round loaf of “pagach”, a special Lenten bread, is placed beside the candle to symbolize Christ – the “Bread of Life”.

The father begins the Christmas meal by leading the family in the Lord’s Prayer, a prayer of thanksgiving for the blessings of the past year and for the good things to come in the new year. The head of the family greets those present with “Christ is Born!” – the traditional Russian Christmas greeting – and the family responds with “Glorify Him!” The Lenten bread (Pagach) is then broken and shared. The bread is dipped first in honey to symbolize the sweetness of life and then in chopped garlic to symbolize life’s bitterness. The “Holy Supper” is then eaten. Traditionally, it consists of 12 different foods, symbolic of the 12 Apostles. After dinner the family goes to church for the Christmas Mass which lasts until after midnight.

Both New Year and Orthodox Russian Christmas involve feasting and presents exchanges between friends and family members. New Years is generally a bit grander holiday celebration with more focus on drinking and large gatherings. For this reason, food and spirits make great gifts for the holiday season—favorites include chocolates, cakes, cookies, roasted nuts, fruit, wine, cheese, caviar, Champagne, spirits, and a variety of other gourmet treats. For many people, the holidays are a time to indulge in rich or expensive foods and drinks that they normally do not consume.

With all this in mind, sending a gift basket to Russia or sending flowers to Russia is a great way to celebrate the holidays, even when you cannot be with your loved ones. Many business owners also take advantage of corporate gift baskets for the business associates during the holiday season.

RussianFlora.com is a great resource for gift and flower delivery to Russia. Their 2008 Christmas/New Years catalog is filled with gift ideas that are ideal for friends, family or clients. If you want to send food, they have the VIP Tray, which includes a variety of imported cheeses, fruits, roasted nuts, and tons of other gourmet goodies. To celebrate the festive New Year, they have their Holiday Champagne and Chocolates Tray, which includes two bottles of bubbly and three boxes of assorted chocolates. Or if you’d rather send a Christmas-themed gift, try their charming Mini Christmas Tree potted plant, or the Santa Gift Bag, which is a stocking stuffed with tons of goodies for children.

The online gift and flower delivery company is offering a special promotion just for the holiday season: order before December 14th and receive 10% off of any order over $99 USD. Whether you are looking for that perfect Christmas gift or a New Years delivery, planning your holiday gift-giving to Russia should be a snap this year!

About Russian Flora:
Russian Flora specializes in high-quality, affordable gift  and flower delivery to Russia , CIS and Eastern Europe. The company works directly with established, local Russian florists to offer deliveries within 24-48 hours of submitted orders. After the founder and owner David Skol experienced firsthand that many of the existing delivery services to Russia provided either low-quality or over-priced flowers and gifts, he decided to provide a U.S.-based service that would provide the type of service he believed was lacking. Learn more at www.RussianFlora.com.


Contact Information
David Skol
Director of Marketing
RussianFlora.com
+1-888-294-9941
pr@russianflora.com

 
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